ALLEN SAPP
1928 -
 
Getting Dear meat for Dinner, 1971
36" x 24"
$12,800

 

With a population of less than 100, Peggy’s Cove can be characterized as sleepy, at best. This scene of the coastal town includes symbols of its economic success. Many eastern Canadian towns depend upon fishing to sustain their livelihood and Peggy’s Cove is no exception. In his painting, Taylor includes a boat and water, which allude to this common east coast practice. Compositionally, half of the canvas is occupied by water. The multi-toned depiction of the ocean stands in contrast with the yellow and green hills and the stilted houses that sit in and around them. Overall, the painting is a visual record of life in rural Nova Soctia.